Instructor · Interview With a Jammer Series · Zumba

Interview with A Jammer – Ashley Bishop

I have discussed previously in depth about jam sessions and why you should go to them in my post here. But, as a quick reminder a ZIN Jam session is a 3-hour workshop where you learn 4-5 songs from a licensed Zumba Jammer that you can teach the next day in your class. A ZJ… Continue reading Interview with A Jammer – Ashley Bishop

Fitness Tips · Zumba

Class Insight Series – Episode 1 “Zumba Fitness”

I’ve decided to start a series describing the different types of group exercise classes available that I am familiar with or am willing to research. I’ll also be sharing my personal experience either as an instructor or student for each format. Hopefully this will provide some insight for you to either try the class or… Continue reading Class Insight Series – Episode 1 “Zumba Fitness”

Fitness Tips · Food

Food Food Food

You know all those sayings “abs are made in the kitchen”, “you can’t out-exercise a bad diet” or “eating healthy is 80% of the process”… well, this isn’t too far off. What you eat is a major part of maintaining your health and fitness.  These sayings may all sound cliché-esque but, there’s truth behind them. In order to either… Continue reading Food Food Food

Body Pump · Fitness Tips · Goals · Instructor · Zumba

Teaching Group Fitness as an Introvert

The term “introvert” has many meanings. Depending on who you talk to, you’ll hear a variety of definitions for the term. To me, there’s no negative connotation attached to being an introvert. I am a self-proclaimed introvert. I like to have alone time to recharge and can come across as shy due to my quietness… Continue reading Teaching Group Fitness as an Introvert

Fitness Tips · Goals · Personal

NASM Personal Trainer Certificate

This post is a little bit different than my normal posts. I finally passed my personal trainer certification and am now officially a NASM-CPT (certified personal trainer). I have to say that test was a serious challenge. I have been in the fitness industry for about 6 years now; the amount of information you are… Continue reading NASM Personal Trainer Certificate

Body Pump · Comfort · Fitness Tips · Instructor · R.I.P.P.E.D. · Style · Zumba

How to Dress Comfortably – But Professionally – As a Fitness Professional

I’ve discussed in the past (see here) about individual style as an instructor but, there’s more to it than just that as a fitness professional. Your look as an instructor is just as important as any other type of dress code for a job. The main difference is that you want to be comfortable while teaching… Continue reading How to Dress Comfortably – But Professionally – As a Fitness Professional